Well, this takes some brass:
Responding to President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget last week, Cornyn said her “combative and insulting comments” about Republican senators on Twitter created a “problematic path.” He went so far as to characterize Tanden as “radioactive.”
A Republican, even a really dumb one like Sen. Cornyn, claiming mean tweets are disqualifying is really the nadir of hypocrisy. Just scroll through Hair Füror’s timeline.
Oops, spoke too soon:
Some Senate Republicans are refusing to commit to confirmation hearings or votes for Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks while election challenges from President Trump and others continue to play out.
You mean they want to see if they can overthrow the democratically-elected president before they can confirm his cabinet.
“As long as there’s litigation ongoing, and the election result is disputed, I do not think you will see the Senate act to confirm any nominee,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Axios.
- Sen. Ron Johnson, who holds sway as chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said, “There’s still some pretty troubling irregularities that haven’t been explained.”
Timing: The Electoral College votes on Monday, but some lawmakers predict Trump’s legal fight will continue.
- The chatter comes as a growing number of House Republicans are backing an effort by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) to challenge Congress’ election certification next month.
- With the support of just a single senator — who Trump’s fiercest House GOP allies are courting — Brooks could force the House and Senate to debate and vote on the challenge. That could drag out the typically ceremonial process of counting electoral college votes.
- Johnson told Axios that while he met with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and a group of House members about this effort, he is still gathering information and hasn’t committed to being that senator.
We are really in for a rough patch. It’s not just that amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell doesn’t want to help Americans during a pandemic and economic collapse, the Republican Party is working to sabotage the US Government (and democracy itself) before Handsome Joe Biden is even sworn in.
This is sadly predictable and unprecedented. They at least waited for Obama to put his hand on the Bible.